Frederick County, only an hour from Washington and Baltimore, offers terrific road riding on sparsely traveled country roads. Choose from gently rolling hills and numerous covered bridges or more challenging rides up to Camp David, Fort Ritchie, and Gettysburg. Come in to Wheel Base and let us map out a route to meet your riding experience and ability.
Mountain Biking: Some of the very best mountain biking in the region is found in Gambrill State Park and the Frederick Watershed, Both have extensive trail systems for intermediate and advanced mountain bike riders. You’ll find off-camber single track, trails with numerous obstacles, long and steep double track climbs, and rock gardens to test every rider's mettle. Easier trails are located nearby in Little Bennett Regional Park, Black Hills Regional Park, and Schaeffer Farms.
Wheel Base Group Road Rides
Please arrive 15 minutes early. No ear buds. Helmet required.
Sundays: A & B ride leaves in January and February from Wheel Base at 8 a.m., for intermediate and advanced riders.
Wednesdays: B ride leaves from YMCA at 1000 N. Market Street at 9 a.m. (8 a.m. beginning June 19).
All Rides: We ride as long as there is no precipitation and it's above 25 degrees. Must wear helmet and bring water.
“A” Advanced: 18+ mph average, 40 - 80 miles
“B” Intermediate: 15 - 17 mph average, 30 - 60 miles
“C” Novice: 12 - 14 mph average, 20 - 30 miles
Call (301) 663-9288 to verify group ride schedule and for updates.